Queen Elizabeth II was a rock of stability in an unstable world for an unprecedented seven decades.
Her reign as Monarch and Australia’s Head of State since 1952 is an extraordinary achievement by an extraordinary person.
The great affection Australians, in particular Victorians, felt toward Queen Elizabeth II was sincere and genuine.
Her Majesty showed a deep affection and interest for the welfare of our state and for all Victorians, particularly during difficult times, such as Ash Wednesday and Black Saturday.
The Victorian Opposition places on record our deep sadness at Her Majesty’s passing.
The Liberal and National parties also send our sincerest sympathies to King Charles III and the Royal Family on the loss of their mother, grandmother and great grandmother.